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Hundreds flock to Rouman Cinema to purchase curbside popcorn and candySubmitted: 03/28/2020
Peter Dubois
Peter Dubois
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Hundreds flock to Rouman Cinema to purchase curbside popcorn and candy
RHINELANDER - Movie theaters across the country are shut down right now. At Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander, staff are still finding a way to put smiles on customers' faces.

Late Friday night, owner George Rouman decided to host a spontaneous curb-side popcorn sale. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, cars lined up to purchase a jumbo bag of movie theater popcorn and a candy of their choice for just $5.

"We're clearly very careful about how we're accepting the money," said Rouman. "People are very satisfied and they've been waiting for quite a long time, many of them."



For Rouman, it's a great way to keep his employees working while going through his inventory, which would otherwise go bad. He said he's glad to see how much joy something as simple as popcorn can bring.

"From our side within the building, it's been nice to get that popcorn smell back in there," said Rouman. "A lot of these people coming today are our regulars. It's people that miss coming out to the movies, having this experience, having the movie theater popcorn."

The movie theater made the announcement on social media Saturday morning. Through shares and word of mouth, well over 100 vehicles came by. Rouman hopes to hold another event like this in the near future. 

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